a member of the public saw the victim lying on the ground
Four members of a gang from Cambridgeshire have been sentenced after they carried out a violent assault on a man, leaving him unconscious by the side of the road.
Haider Ali, his brother Sheraz Ali, Shoaib Mohammed and Zane Harrison were seen on CCTV driving along Brampton Road in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, in two cars on Monday, December 2, 2019.
The group pulled over. Sheraz then got out and started threatening a man, who is in his 20s.
He was followed by Haider who punched the victim in the face.
Mohammed also punched the man. A further blow from Harrison knocked him unconscious.
The gang then returned to their vehicles and drove away.
Meanwhile, a member of the public saw the victim lying on the ground and phoned an ambulance.
After the East of England Ambulance Service arrived, they called the police. Officers arrived at approximately 11 pm to reports of violence.
They found a man who had suffered serious injuries. He was taken to hospital.
The four men were identified through CCTV images. On December 3 and 4, officers arrested Sheraz and Haider at their home in Ambury Hill.
Harrison, of Drivers Avenue, Huntingdon, was arrested in High Street on December 5.
Mohammed, of Sallowbush, was arrested at Thorpe Wood Police Station on December 16 after handing himself in to police.
Another man, Shabaz Bahadur, aged 21, of Sallowbush Road, was also charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH) without intent, however, he was later acquitted.
Investigating officer PC Alan Tregilgas said:
“The group showed no remorse for their actions.
“And it was only thanks to a concerned member of the public that the consequences of this nasty, unprovoked attack weren’t worse.”
On Friday, May 1, 2020, Harrison, aged 25, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting causing grievous bodily harm without intent.
He must also complete a further 36 months on licence after he is released from prison.
At the same hearing, Haider, aged 21, was jailed for 15 months after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent.
Mohammed, aged 19, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, suspended for 21 months. He also pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent as well as driving while disqualified.
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Cambridge Crown Court, Sheraz, aged 20, was ordered to pay £575 in total costs after he admitted to using threatening words and behaviour to cause alarm or distress.